Local Sports Briefs


AUTO RACING

Tickets on sale for Night Fall drifting event at Kil-Kare

XENIA — Street League Drifting will host a Night Fall drifting event, Aug. 6 at Kil-Kare Raceway, located at 1166 Dayton-Xenia Road in Xenia. Gates open for drivers at noon with a drivers’ meeting set for 1:30 p.m. Hot laps are set to start at 2 p.m. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m.

Street League is an affordable series for drivers and teams to put their personal style and driving ability on display. Tandem, individual and team drifting competitions are scheduled to take place.

Go to: https://streetleaguedrifting.ticketleap.com/nightfall/ for ticket information. Kids 12 and under get in free.

BASEBALL

Reds hosting ‘Night of Their Own’

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds baseball organization will be hosting the third annual A Night of Their Own — Baseball 101 event from 4:30-9:30 p.m. July 21 at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati. The event is a chance for women of all ages to eat, play and learn with Reds coaches, broadcasters, staff and special guests to get an inside look at the game of baseball.

A dinner buffet will be served from 5:30 -6:30 p.m., followed by the chance to throw on the pitcher’s mound, shag fly balls in the outfield and even take a few swings at live pitches in the batter’s box. Attendees will meet Reds manager Bryan Price, and broadcasters Marty and Thom Brennaman. Attendees will also get baseball tips from members of the Reds coaching staff, including third base coach and former Cincinnati Reds player Billy Hatcher.

Cost is $175 which includes an upscale buffet with open bar, an upgraded gift bag featuring an exclusive ladies Reds watch and a Reds wine tumbler, a ticket to an upcoming Reds baseball game, and an extensive guided tour of the ball park. All proceeds will benefit outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund.

BICYCLING

Greene Trails Cycling Classic July 14-17

XENIA — The 2016 Greene Trails Cycling Classic will take place July 14-17 with the Greene County Fairgrounds Recreation Center serving as home base for the hundreds of cyclists expected to attend from all over the region.

Excursions will be planned for each day of the event. Registration includes Fairgrounds Recreation Center campsite, Support and Gear (SAG), fully-supported rest stops, purchase pick-up, breakfast daily and all evening entertainment including meal on Thursday and Saturday night – if registered for Thursday and Saturday.

Reduced Greene County Resident Rate includes all SAG, Rest Stops, Purchase Pick Up, Century Ride Award, Tent Camping and Breakfast. Additional and optional costs may include $10 per evening for entertainment; T-shirt, $15; and GTCC Jersey, $65.

A brochure and registration form is available on the website at www.gcparkstrails.com, by calling 937-562-6440 or emailing info@gcparkstrails.com.

RUNNING

Patriot 5K Run set for July 30

RIVERSIDE — The Carroll Women’s Soccer 2016 Patriot 5-Kilometer Run will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Carroll High School, located at 4524 Linden Avenue. New for this year is The Little Pats Lap, for runners 7 years old and younger.

The event will start and end at Carroll High School’s Patriot Stadium, with the Little Pats Lap set for 8:40 a.m. and the Patriot 5K set to go off at 9 a.m.

Registration fee is $26 for adults, $21 for students. Little Pat contestants’ fee is $6. Kids 13 and under in the 5K pay $16. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. Runners can signup online at www.alliancerunning.com/race-entry.php?id=83 through midnight, July 28. T-shirts are guaranteed to runners who register by July 15.

For more details, please go to www.carrollhs.org.

Beavercreek hosting Elite Running/Fitness Camp

BEAVERCREEK — An Elite Running/Fitness Camp, sponsored by the Beavercreek High School Cross Country team, will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. July 18-21 at Ferguson Hall on the Beavercreek High School campus, look for large tents and flags.

A Future Olympian Race of Champions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the last day of the session. Cost is $25. Make checks out to: BCCPA. Runners will learn about proper running form, how to train for distance running, strength/core training using body weight exercises, and fun running games. Contact Howard Russ 937-212-1297 or creekcc@att.net for more information.

SW Ohio Track Club program under way

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club’s Summer Track and Field Program has begun. This program is open to youth 7 years older and older including Masters. Practices are on 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Yellow Springs High School through July 21. The summer program is a certified USATF program with excellent coaching and training. For more information contact Peter Dierauer via email at president@swohiotc.org or phone 815-990-8452.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Got a sports story to tell? Send it in to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to John at: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Got a sports story to tell? Send it in to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to John at: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you.

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